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Doctors without Borders: Where Age is an Advantage

June 28, 2010 To Give Back
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Working as a mental health officer in Sudan and Uganda By Claudia Blume When Catherine McGarva trained to be a nurse and midwife in the 1960s, she dreamed of going overseas and using her skills for humanitarian work. But she never found the time. She got married, had four children and a busy career in […]

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Volunteer Opportunities with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind

April 8, 2010 To Give Back
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Can you imagine not being able to read your favorite book or magazine? Not being able to hop in the car for a doctor visit or just to get some groceries? These are the realities faced by people with vision loss every day. The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) offers volunteers a chance […]

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The Art of Art Therapy

March 5, 2010 To Give Back
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Healing images for cancer patients By Jennifer Cox Although art therapy has been a discipline practiced by many professionals for decades, only recently has it become a “recognized” method of therapy. In fact, Concordia University in Montreal is the only school in the country to offer full professional, master’s level training in creative arts therapies. […]

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David Esworthy

October 23, 2009 To Give Back
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By David Esworthy There is the old cliché that “you are only as old as you feel”. There is a lot of truth in that. I have found that in many ways my thoughts are not that different than they were 40 or 50 years ago except they have a lot more experience to steer […]

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Mentoring: Share, Give and Receive

August 6, 2009 To Give Back

Mentoring: Share Your Experience, Give of Yourself and Receive So Much in Return The classic definition of a mentor: An older experienced guide who can help ease the transition to adulthood of a younger person by a mix of support and challenge. In this sense mentoring is a developmental relationship in which the young person […]

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Connections and Contributions

June 3, 2009 To Give Back
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Maintaining social connections certainly helps to keep us youthful. Being surrounded by good friends and family is known to increase the length and quality of one’s life. In fact, research shows that nurturing our bonds with others can endow as many physical benefits as being a nonsmoker, with the extra perks of keeping your brain […]

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